2020 Public Health Partnership Conference 

Please join us for a leading edge public health conference on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st, 2020, with a pre-conference workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 29th!

Our 70th Annual Meeting & Conference will offer scientific sessions in a variety of formats including large plenary sessions and smaller concurrent sessions. Sessions will focus on issues and topics relevant to this year’s theme .

This conference is designed for public health educators, academic staff, county health officials and employees, students, medical and dental practitioners, state health employees and others in the field of public health, education and medical care.  We welcome all individuals and organizations who share a common interest of promoting and protecting the public’s health.


          Conference Agenda

           Click HERE to download the 2020 conference agenda. Please note that items on the agenda are subject to change prior to the event.


Click here to register - Discounted rates available through 2/15.

NYSACHO and CEHD Members - Click here to register.   

       Conference App
        Stay up to date! Download our conference app for real-time updates to the agenda, scheduler, announcements and networking list!

Call for Abstracts/Presenters

The call for abstracts is now closed. All notifications of acceptance status have been sent via email.

Presenters who wish to attend the conference must register at the appropriate member/non-member rate below. Presenters who will only be attending to presenter their session should contact Ryan Clayton to arrange logistics. We greatly appreciate presenters' contributions to this public health conference.


Student Poster Contest

A call for student posters will be released in March of 2020.

Student posters will be presented at the conference. NYSPHA members will have the opportunity to vote for a "Member's Choice Award" for best poster! Find more information HERE.

Award Nominations 

Each year at our Annual Meeting we have the honor of presenting several awards for outstanding service in the field of public health. We will be requesting nominations for 2020 award recipients in February.  If there is an individual or organization that you would like to nominate for one of the following awards please submit your nomination by or before March 26th. The individual or organization that you nominate does not have to be a member of NYSPHA. Click HERE to learn more. 

Continuing Education

The 2020 Annual Meeting will offer continuing education hours for CHES entry-level credits, MCHES advanced level credits and CPH credits. Up to 7 credit hours are available for the conference (Thursday and Friday) with 3 additional hours available for the pre-conference workshop on Wednesday. Please indicate on your registration form if you will be seeking CHES (and add your CHES number for easy tracking) or CPH credits. These credits are being offered free of charge with your paid registration. 


        Transfer/Cancellation Policy

    • If you register for the conference and cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. All transfer/cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and received by NYSPHA no later than April 22, 2020. Please submit your request via email to info@nyspha.org
    • Cancellations received on or before April 22, 2020 will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee.
    • Cancellations received April 23, 2020 or later are not refundable.  Space at each event is limited. No-shows will be charged the full registration fee.


      Conference registrations may be completed online and paid online via credit card or PayPal. You may also complete your payment offline via check or purchase order by registering online, printing your confirmation form and mailing it with payment to: 

      NYSPHA Annual Meeting,  PO Box 38127, Albany, NY 12203  

      If your company requires payment be made after an event or if you plan to pay on-site, please send an email to us for approval. We will mark your account accordingly so your registration is confirmed.

        Conference Rates

       General Registration  Registration fee by February 15th  Registration fee starting February 16th
       NYSPHA Members   $160  $190
       Non-Members  $195  $215

       Students*  Registration Fee
       NYSPHA Student Members  $75
      Student Non-Members  $90
      Student Poster Presenter Day 1  $45 (Day 2 is free with registration code)

      *Student rates are available for full-time students who are not yet working full-time in the field.

      Rates above are for the conference only, not the pre-conference on April 29th.

      The registration form includes the option of adding the pre-conference workshop on April 29th (1:30 PM - 5:00 PM). The pre-conference registration fee is $65 for NYSPHA members and $80 for non-members. 


          Hotel Information

      All events will take place at the Convention Center at Niagara Falls, just across the street from the Sheraton at the Falls. 

      A block of rooms has been reserved for Tuesday, April 28, Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, May 1, 2020. We have negotiated the rate of $94/night plus a reduced daily destination amenity fee (DAF) charge of $24.95 for those booking under the block. The designation charge includes parking. Hotel reservations may be made online by clicking HERE. Please reserve your room by March 30, 2020 to ensure the conference rate. Please note: In order to qualify for tax exempt, guests will need to be paying with a company card.  

      View hotel amenities HERE

      The DAF is a mandatory fee charged by the hotel includes the following for overnight guests:

      1. Choice of one of the following per stay from Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino** (limit two per room):

      • $15 Free Slot Play with no coin-in required (one-time offer and must be a new member of the Social Club)
      • $25 Free Slot Play with $25 coin-in
      • $25 Match Play for eligible table games

      2. Parking (normally $30 Fee)

      3. Unlimited Enhanced Wi-Fi

      4. Adventure Passport Coupon Book

      5. Daily 30 Minute Sauna Pass for the HydroSpa

      6. Wine Tasting Passes for Two to 12 Niagara USA Wine Trail Wineries

      7. Unlimited Guest Laundry Room Use & Guest Laundry Credit

      8. $10 At The Falls Arcade Game Card

      Important Information

      Hotel Address

      Sheraton at the Falls (now a Marriott-owned property)

      300 3rd Street

      Niagara Falls, New York 14303

      Travel Information

      Airport- Buffalo/Niagara International Airport features many low cost airlines with flight options from NYC and other areas of the state. Arriving at the airport and want to share a ride to the convention center? Look for others attending to share rides with our event app here: https://whova.com/webapp/carpool/phpcn_202004/

      Hotel Parking- Your daily "DAF" (destination amenity fee) charge includes on-site parking. If you are not a hotel guest, parking is $30/day.

      Food & Beverage- Lunch and coffee breaks are included with your Annual Meeting registration fee. The chef has designed a menu to meet the “Healthy Meeting Guidelines” recommended by the New York State Department of Health. Gluten-free options will also be available. 

      Conference Attire- Business-casual attire is suited for this event. Please keep in mind that meeting room temperatures vary. You may want to bring a jacket or sweater to all sessions.

      Payment Information- Registration fees may be paid via credit card (via PayPal) online only or offline via check or purchase order. Registration on-site is available but we highly recommend you complete the registration form online to secure your spot. Online registration will close on April 26th. 

      Exhibit- Become an Exhibitor at the 2020 Annual Meeting. Email jennifer@nyspha.org for more information. Sponsor/exhibitor packet coming soon.

      Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NYSPHA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registration to NYSPHA's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's images or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audio tapes of such events activities. You inform NYSPHA that you object on the registration form. 

      Event and Registration Questions- Contact us with any questions by phone or email:

      Tel:  (518) 427-5835  Email:  info@nyspha.org

      Networking Opportunities- See our Networking Event page for more information. 

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